Emory University is a private research university located in the metropolitan Atlanta area of Druid Hills, Georgia. The Oxford College campus is located in Oxford, Georgia, where the university was founded in 1836 by a small group of Methodists as Emory College, which was named in honor of John Emory, a well-known Methodist bishop. The university follows a mission statement “to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity”. The school struggled financially until a generous land-grant by Asa Candler, the president of the Coca-Cola Company, allowed the small college to move to DeKalb County near Atlanta and become rechartered as Emory University.
Emory’s undergraduate program was ranked 17th in the nation in the 2010 edition of the U.S. News & World Report; its medical and law programs are also among the top 25 in the country. Newsweek named it one of its 25 “New Ivies”. Its close to 3,000 faculty members have received a variety of honors, including American Academy of Arts & Science Fellow, American College of Cardiology Master, Carnegie Scholar, Fulbright Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Book Award, National Academy of Sciences, National Humanities Medal, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and Pulitzer Prize. Click here to read more about Ivy League School Rankings.
In recent years, Emory has become dedicated to issues relating to sustainability and the environment. The University has more than two million square feet of building space that has been certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program and has a commitment to having three-quarters of the food they serve on campus come from local or sustainable sources by 2015. The University holds the distinction of having one of the largest inventories by square footage of LEED-certified building space among campuses in America.
Emory’s students and faculty members are dedicated to giving back the community. The University received the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service, which is the highest federal recognition given to higher-education institutions for their commitment to community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
|2009-10 Cost of Attendance Emory College|
|Tuition||$37,500||Fixed charge for 12 credit hours or more for which you are billed.|
|Fees||$536||Fixed athletic, activity and mental health fees for which you are billed.|
|Books||$1,100||Per information from the Emory bookstore, average expenses for required books. Will vary by curriculum.|
|Housing||$6,666||Students living in residence halls are billed for a specific hall. This figure represents the average charge for a double room and includes all utilities, cable TV and one campus computer connection. As an average it may be more or less than your actual charges.|
|Food||$4,230||Freshmen are billed for a minimum food charge of $2,115 per semester. The total estimated food expense of $4,230 covers the mandatory food charge for the unlimited food plan. Upperclass students’ costs may vary depending upon their choice of meal plan.|
|Personal||$1,200||A variable figure which includes items such as laundry, telephone, grooming and entertainment. This fee is not assessed by Emory.|
|Travel||$900||Represents a modest travel allowance. Actual expenses will vary by student. This is not a fixed charge.|